"knife-vsphere vm vmdk add" cannot find VM


#1

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#2

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#3

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#4

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#5

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I
haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and
let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet
access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to
PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values
print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely
will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing
which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs:
https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the
automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment
tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get
this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve
tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname;
I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store
I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same
error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the
"knife vsphere vm clone" command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a
script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional
vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different
virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments.
It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in
vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’,
I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…

But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#6

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#7

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed
(don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the
cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I
haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it
and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet
access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to
PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values
print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely
will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least,
knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs:
https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the
automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment
tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get
this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve
tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname;
I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store
I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same
error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the
"knife vsphere vm clone" command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a
script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional
vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different
virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’
arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in
vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive
…’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called
VMbuildout)…

But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#8

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able
to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed
(don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the
cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I
haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it
and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet
access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to
PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values
print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely
will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least,
knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs:
https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the
automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment
tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get
this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve
tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname;
I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store
I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same
error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the
"knife vsphere vm clone" command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com
wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via
a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional
vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different
virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’
arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in
vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive
…’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called
VMbuildout)…

But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#9

I’m using
Chef-server 11.0.6-1
Chef client 11.4.0-1
Knife-vsphere 0.9.7
OS RHEL 6.1

I will see if I can take the 0.9.8 into the closed area and give it a try. Thanks for letting me know yours worked.

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#10

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#11

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife
vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be
properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of
course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something
with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able
to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.comwrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed
(don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the
cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides?
I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test
it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.comwrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet
access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to
PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values
print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely
will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least,
knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs:
https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the
automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment
tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get
this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve
tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname;
I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store
I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same
error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the
"knife vsphere vm clone" command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com
wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via
a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional
vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different
virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’
arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in
vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive
…’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called
VMbuildout)…

But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#12

Robert

Thank you for your line command. Unfortunately, it did not answer the issue but it told me that the next thing I was going to try wasn’t going to work.
When I printed the code for 0.9.8, I noticed references to the variable specifying the target lun was defined with an underscore as “target_lun”.
I thought the might be the problem as I have been using a dash not an underscore … but your example negated that because you use the ‘dash’ not the underscore.

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did write down the various pieces so here it is:

strace -o /tmp/strace-vsphere.out knife vsphere vm vmdk add annaVM 4 --vmdk-type thick --vsdc ISP --vshost --target-lun ds03 --vsport 443 --vsinsecure -VV

When I looked at the strace, the DEBUG sections appeared to reflect the correct values.

After reviewing the 22k+ lines of strace info, I could not find any messages that jumped out, definitely none that were preceded by the DEBUG flag.

Any other ideas?
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#13

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Anna Redding wrote:

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did write down the various pieces so here it is:

I don’t know anything about vsphere, but, do you have a non-secure test lab you can use to test out your procedures? I’d wager you’d have to get approvals and such to get one if you don’t have it already, but in the long run this would probably pay for itself since you could test everything with non-sensitive data and access to the internet and such.


Daniel DeLeo


#14

Robert, etal.

Well, I finally figured out what was going on. It appears there is a limit on the number of characters you can have in the hostname. I took a shot in the dark and changed my VM name to
annachefvm and it worked was able to find it.

Now, though, I’m having another problem. When I create my VM, it is on, say, ds01, created as [ds01]annachefvm.vmdk.
When I run the script to create the additional vmdk’s, one of which is on ds01 which I believe ‘should’ create as:
[ds01]annachefvm_1.vmdk
and another on ds02, which should create as:
[ds02]annachefvm_2.vmdk
the command fails saying the vmdk already exists. For some reason, it sees annachefvm already there and stops instead of creating it with the suffix. (I have verified that there wasn’t, by some fluke, already a vmdk out there by the same name)

Any suggestions?

And secondary to that, after installing knife-vsphere 0.9.8, it appears to still be executing 0.9.7
I confirmed 0.9.8 installed (gems list shows knife-vsphere (0.9.7,0.9.8)
How do I force it to use a specific version or am I suppose to uninstall 0.9.7 first (which I thought multiple version could exist due to other potential application requirements.). I know 0.9.8 isn’t executing because I added some ‘puts’ and none of them executed.

So suggestions for that as well would be much appreciated

I’m so incredibly far behind in this. We only have a handful of people who know chef and the only one who has worked with the vsphere plugin is not available, plus being in a close area just makes it impossible to troubleshoot in a timely manner. Doing the work in an unclassified lab as suggested would be great but some of our contracts do not allow us to bill work done outside of the controlled area.

Anyway, I digress with my whiney story. I would truly appreciate any suggestions on the above two issues.

Thanks again for the help, mostly for your patience as I bumble through this learning process !!!

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert

Thank you for your line command. Unfortunately, it did not answer the issue but it told me that the next thing I was going to try wasn’t going to work.
When I printed the code for 0.9.8, I noticed references to the variable specifying the target lun was defined with an underscore as “target_lun”.
I thought the might be the problem as I have been using a dash not an underscore … but your example negated that because you use the ‘dash’ not the underscore.

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did write down the various pieces so here it is:

strace -o /tmp/strace-vsphere.out knife vsphere vm vmdk add annaVM 4 --vmdk-type thick --vsdc ISP --vshost --target-lun ds03 --vsport 443 --vsinsecure -VV

When I looked at the strace, the DEBUG sections appeared to reflect the correct values.

After reviewing the 22k+ lines of strace info, I could not find any messages that jumped out, definitely none that were preceded by the DEBUG flag.

Any other ideas?
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#15

Hi Anna,

Glad to hear you found the issue. Are you using bundler? If not, you
might want to just uninstall 0.9.7.

-Robert

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert, etal.

Well, I finally figured out what was going on. It appears there is a
limit on the number of characters you can have in the hostname. I took a
shot in the dark and changed my VM name to
annachefvm and it worked was able to find it.

Now, though, I’m having another problem. When I create my VM, it is on,
say, ds01, created as [ds01]annachefvm.vmdk.
When I run the script to create the additional vmdk’s, one of which is on
ds01 which I believe ‘should’ create as:
[ds01]annachefvm_1.vmdk
and another on ds02, which should create as:
[ds02]annachefvm_2.vmdk
the command fails saying the vmdk already exists. For some reason, it
sees annachefvm already there and stops instead of creating it with the
suffix. (I have verified that there wasn’t, by some fluke, already a vmdk
out there by the same name)

Any suggestions?

And secondary to that, after installing knife-vsphere 0.9.8, it appears to
still be executing 0.9.7
I confirmed 0.9.8 installed (gems list shows knife-vsphere (0.9.7,0.9.8)
How do I force it to use a specific version or am I suppose to uninstall
0.9.7 first (which I thought multiple version could exist due to other
potential application requirements.). I know 0.9.8 isn’t executing because
I added some ‘puts’ and none of them executed.

So suggestions for that as well would be much appreciated

I’m so incredibly far behind in this. We only have a handful of people who
know chef and the only one who has worked with the vsphere plugin is not
available, plus being in a close area just makes it impossible to
troubleshoot in a timely manner. Doing the work in an unclassified lab as
suggested would be great but some of our contracts do not allow us to bill
work done outside of the controlled area.

Anyway, I digress with my whiney story. I would truly appreciate any
suggestions on the above two issues.

Thanks again for the help, mostly for your patience as I bumble through
this learning process !!!

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert

Thank you for your line command. Unfortunately, it did not answer the
issue but it told me that the next thing I was going to try wasn’t going to
work.
When I printed the code for 0.9.8, I noticed references to the variable
specifying the target lun was defined with an underscore as “target_lun”.
I thought the might be the problem as I have been using a dash not an
underscore … but your example negated that because you use the ‘dash’ not
the underscore.

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did
write down the various pieces so here it is:

strace -o /tmp/strace-vsphere.out knife vsphere vm vmdk add annaVM
4 --vmdk-type thick --vsdc ISP --vshost --target-lun
ds03 --vsport 443 --vsinsecure -VV

When I looked at the strace, the DEBUG sections appeared to reflect the
correct values.

After reviewing the 22k+ lines of strace info, I could not find any
messages that jumped out, definitely none that were preceded by the DEBUG
flag.

Any other ideas?
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife
vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be
properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed
cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of
course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something
with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am
able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.comwrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.comwrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed
(don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the
cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides?
I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test
it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.comwrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet
access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to
PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values
print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely
will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least,
knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs:
https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the
automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment
tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get
this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level;
I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the
hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the
data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive
the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using
the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com
wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template
(via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add
additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on
different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’
arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in
vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive
…’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called
VMbuildout)…

But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#16

No, not using bundler.
I will uninstall and see what the puts give me in the vmdk names.

Also, do you happen to know what the character limitations are for hostnames, more specifically, VM names?

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 21, 2014, at 11:46 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Glad to hear you found the issue. Are you using bundler? If not, you might want to just uninstall 0.9.7.

-Robert

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert, etal.

Well, I finally figured out what was going on. It appears there is a limit on the number of characters you can have in the hostname. I took a shot in the dark and changed my VM name to
annachefvm and it worked was able to find it.

Now, though, I’m having another problem. When I create my VM, it is on, say, ds01, created as [ds01]annachefvm.vmdk.
When I run the script to create the additional vmdk’s, one of which is on ds01 which I believe ‘should’ create as:
[ds01]annachefvm_1.vmdk
and another on ds02, which should create as:
[ds02]annachefvm_2.vmdk
the command fails saying the vmdk already exists. For some reason, it sees annachefvm already there and stops instead of creating it with the suffix. (I have verified that there wasn’t, by some fluke, already a vmdk out there by the same name)

Any suggestions?

And secondary to that, after installing knife-vsphere 0.9.8, it appears to still be executing 0.9.7
I confirmed 0.9.8 installed (gems list shows knife-vsphere (0.9.7,0.9.8)
How do I force it to use a specific version or am I suppose to uninstall 0.9.7 first (which I thought multiple version could exist due to other potential application requirements.). I know 0.9.8 isn’t executing because I added some ‘puts’ and none of them executed.

So suggestions for that as well would be much appreciated

I’m so incredibly far behind in this. We only have a handful of people who know chef and the only one who has worked with the vsphere plugin is not available, plus being in a close area just makes it impossible to troubleshoot in a timely manner. Doing the work in an unclassified lab as suggested would be great but some of our contracts do not allow us to bill work done outside of the controlled area.

Anyway, I digress with my whiney story. I would truly appreciate any suggestions on the above two issues.

Thanks again for the help, mostly for your patience as I bumble through this learning process !!!

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert

Thank you for your line command. Unfortunately, it did not answer the issue but it told me that the next thing I was going to try wasn’t going to work.
When I printed the code for 0.9.8, I noticed references to the variable specifying the target lun was defined with an underscore as “target_lun”.
I thought the might be the problem as I have been using a dash not an underscore … but your example negated that because you use the ‘dash’ not the underscore.

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did write down the various pieces so here it is:

strace -o /tmp/strace-vsphere.out knife vsphere vm vmdk add annaVM 4 --vmdk-type thick --vsdc ISP --vshost --target-lun ds03 --vsport 443 --vsinsecure -VV

When I looked at the strace, the DEBUG sections appeared to reflect the correct values.

After reviewing the 22k+ lines of strace info, I could not find any messages that jumped out, definitely none that were preceded by the DEBUG flag.

Any other ideas?
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

Sent from my iPhone


#17

All - I don’t know who will be happier me or you when I finally get this project completed…

As previously noted, I discovered there is a character limitation to the vsphere VM hostname in order for the " knife-vsphere vm vmdk add …" command to work. (BTW: Is this limitation documented somewhere? I can’t find it)

So for testing purposes, I shortened the hostname and rebuilt the VM. The “knife-vsphere vm vmdk add …” command does see the VM on the data store
BUT
when it goes to create the first ‘add-on’ vmdk, it fails because it says it already exists.

So, in summary:

  • I tried putting the vmdk to a different data store than the primary vm’s vmdk

  • The vmdk was created (VMname_1.vmdk)
    BUT

  • it fails to attach the VMDK to the VM with the following error:
    “undefined method ‘deviceInfo’ for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)”

  • tried to create another vmdk on a third data store

It created the vmdk
BUT

  • it failed to attach to the VM with same error about the deviceInfo
    AND
    MORE IMPORTANTLY,

  • the vmdk suffix was not correctly incremented. (created as VMname_1.vmdk but
    should have been VMname_2.vmdk)

So the two problems I’m seeing with the vmdk add option are:

1- additional VMDKs will not create on the same data store as the initial vm vmdk. Fails saying already exists

2- additional VMDKs will create on separate data stores but do not properly attach to the master VM, do not recognize each others existence. Fail with “undefined method ‘deviceInfo’”

Are only certain disk device types recognized and are they documented somewhere? What am I missing here?

HELP PLEASE!!!

Oh, also, I AM using the 0.9.8 knife-vsphere plugin. (I was having problem with 0.9.7 and upgraded).

Here is my command (spaced out for readability):
knife vsphere vm vmdk add
AnnaHostVM
4
–vmdk-type thin
–vsdc
–vshost
–target-lun
–vsport 443
–vsinsecure
–verbose
–config ~/home/areddin/.chef

I sure hope someone has some ideas…

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 21, 2014, at 11:56 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

No, not using bundler.
I will uninstall and see what the puts give me in the vmdk names.

Also, do you happen to know what the character limitations are for hostnames, more specifically, VM names?

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 21, 2014, at 11:46 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Glad to hear you found the issue. Are you using bundler? If not, you might want to just uninstall 0.9.7.

-Robert

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert, etal.

Well, I finally figured out what was going on. It appears there is a limit on the number of characters you can have in the hostname. I took a shot in the dark and changed my VM name to
annachefvm and it worked was able to find it.

Now, though, I’m having another problem. When I create my VM, it is on, say, ds01, created as [ds01]annachefvm.vmdk.
When I run the script to create the additional vmdk’s, one of which is on ds01 which I believe ‘should’ create as:
[ds01]annachefvm_1.vmdk
and another on ds02, which should create as:
[ds02]annachefvm_2.vmdk
the command fails saying the vmdk already exists. For some reason, it sees annachefvm already there and stops instead of creating it with the suffix. (I have verified that there wasn’t, by some fluke, already a vmdk out there by the same name)

Any suggestions?

And secondary to that, after installing knife-vsphere 0.9.8, it appears to still be executing 0.9.7
I confirmed 0.9.8 installed (gems list shows knife-vsphere (0.9.7,0.9.8)
How do I force it to use a specific version or am I suppose to uninstall 0.9.7 first (which I thought multiple version could exist due to other potential application requirements.). I know 0.9.8 isn’t executing because I added some ‘puts’ and none of them executed.

So suggestions for that as well would be much appreciated

I’m so incredibly far behind in this. We only have a handful of people who know chef and the only one who has worked with the vsphere plugin is not available, plus being in a close area just makes it impossible to troubleshoot in a timely manner. Doing the work in an unclassified lab as suggested would be great but some of our contracts do not allow us to bill work done outside of the controlled area.

Anyway, I digress with my whiney story. I would truly appreciate any suggestions on the above two issues.

Thanks again for the help, mostly for your patience as I bumble through this learning process !!!

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert

Thank you for your line command. Unfortunately, it did not answer the issue but it told me that the next thing I was going to try wasn’t going to work.
When I printed the code for 0.9.8, I noticed references to the variable specifying the target lun was defined with an underscore as “target_lun”.
I thought the might be the problem as I have been using a dash not an underscore … but your example negated that because you use the ‘dash’ not the underscore.

I cannot give exact command bc the system is in a secured area but I did write down the various pieces so here it is:

strace -o /tmp/strace-vsphere.out knife vsphere vm vmdk add annaVM 4 --vmdk-type thick --vsdc ISP --vshost --target-lun ds03 --vsport 443 --vsinsecure -VV

When I looked at the strace, the DEBUG sections appeared to reflect the correct values.

After reviewing the 22k+ lines of strace info, I could not find any messages that jumped out, definitely none that were preceded by the DEBUG flag.

Any other ideas?
Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Sorry to hear its still not working for you. The command I used was knife vsphere vm vmdk add vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest

knife vsphere vm vmdk vmname 3 --target-lun SSDGuest
[fog][WARNING] Unable to load the ‘unf’ gem. Your AWS strings may not be properly encoded.
Digest::Digest is deprecated; use Digest
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_host: 2.2.2.2
DEBUG: value for config item vshere_path:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_port: 443
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_nossl:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_user: testuser
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_pass: testpassword
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_insecure: true
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_host:
DEBUG: value for config item proxy_port:
DEBUG: value for config item folder:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc

DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testdc
this is point1 * I added the puts to see what vm name would return
VirtualMachine(“vm-981”) *
this is point2 *
DEBUG: value for config item target_lun:
Datastore: SSDGuest (741.57 GB(796250865664) / 2.00 TB)
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Choosing: SSDGuest
DEBUG: value for config item vmdk_type: thin
Next vmdk name is => [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
Creating VMDK
Capacity: 3 GB
Disk: [SSDGuest] vmname/vmname_1.vmdk
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
DEBUG: value for config item vsphere_dc: testbed
Attaching VMDK to vmname
using SCSI controller 0
using SCSI ID 1
DEBUG: value for config item noop:
D, [2014-03-20T10:11:57.458010 #26166] DEBUG – : Shutdown completed cleanly

Can you output the command you used and the results?

Thanks,
Robert

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Robert,

Would you share your line command (substituting the proprietary info of course)?

I upgraded to 0.9.8 and still not working. It just has to be something with the command format/content.

The “knife vsphere vm ‘list’ …” works fine. The ‘vmdk add’ does not.

Much appreciated,

Anna

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

What version of the pluggin are you using? I am using 0.9.8 and I am able to use the knife vsphere vm vmdk add VM SIZE command with no issues.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

btw Does the “knife vsphere vm state” command work for you?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes I have tried that and it was either an invalid option or it failed (don’t remember which). I have also tried --dest-folder which I used in the cloning step … Also a no-go

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On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Robert Tsai rtsai.mobile@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Have you tried adding the --folder FOLDER option where the vm resides? I haven’t used the “knife vsphere vm vmdk add” command yet. I’ll test it and let you know if get the same results.
-Robert

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Thank you for replying.

Post a verbose output
Unfortunately I am running this in a closed area without Internet access.

which call fails
The best I can tell using strace and the -vv option is the calls to PropertyFilterSpec.rb
TypeName.rb
PropertyPath.rb
ObjectSpec.rb
All fail with -1 return code and error "No such file or directory"
Then several lines of data that looks like registry or pointer values print out followed by the message
"Could not find "

Did you try knife-vsphere devs:
No, but now that I know there’s a specific support group, I definitely will.

Let me know if the above triggers any ideas.

Thanks
Anna

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On Mar 17, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Aimelyne Mochiron aimelynem@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Anna,

Could you please post a verbose output (-VV flag)? At the least, knowing which call fails would be useful.

Did you try and run your issue past the knife-vsphere devs: https://github.com/ezrapagel/knife-vsphere?

am

On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:25, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have not heard anything back so re-posting.

I ‘really’ need to get this resolved (see atached email) as the automation code I’ve written needs to be used to build out an environment tomorrow or Wed. We will have to have manual intervention if I don’t get this working and that is what we are trying to eliminate.

So ANY’ ideas are most welcome!!!

I’ve tried putting the VM directly under the data center level; I’ve tried referencing via IPaddr; I’ve tried the long form of the hostname; I’ve verified spelling; I’ve verified the VM is really on the data store I’m pointing to on the command line… no matter what, I receive the same error indicating it cannot find the VM…yet it was created using the “knife vsphere vm clone” command.

What else can it be???

Even if you think it’s an ‘obvious’ answer, please run it past me.

Thank you in advance.
Anna

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On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Anna Redding amrsun23@yahoo.com wrote:

All

Once again, I am perplexed. After cloning my VMs from template (via a script using ‘knife vsphere vm clone…’), I am trying to add additional vmdks to each VM so we can create additional mount points on different virtual disks.

Again, I am using ‘knife vsphere’ but with the vm vmdk add’ arguments. It is erroring stating it cannot find the VM.

I have verified the VM is on the data store. I have verified in vcenter, the VM is under the expected folder.

When I issue the command ‘knife vsphere vm vmdk list --recursive …’, I see the VM and it is under the expected folder (called VMbuildout)…
But when I execute the command:
'knife vsphere vm vmdk add …'
It errors with "Cannot find "

Oh, also, there are NO special characters in the VM’s name.

So…what am I missing here???

Thanks in advance,
Anna

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